Sea Girt Museum
National Guard Training Center
1 Camp Drive, Sea Girt, NJ 08750
Admission is FREE
Parking is FREE
Fax: (732) 974-5984
The museum is host to dozens of group tours each year. We offer customized programs for Scouts, veterans groups, senior groups, schools, historical societies, and youth camps.
For group tours of our museum in Sea Girt, please use our online request form below.
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A HISTORICAL CURIOSITY
The Intelligent Whale
The centerpiece of the Museum is the Intelligent Whale, a primitive post Civil War submarine powered by human muscle. Ideally four sailors would crank the propeller while the other crewmen labored to keep the submarine on course and off the bottom. At least one crew member was tasked with leaving the sub through the wooden door in the submarine’s hull floor and transporting and attaching a mine to the hull of an enemy vessel.
You can actually poke your head up inside from beneath the sub and get a feel for how much space there was for the complement of 6 crewmen. Learn more.